Traditionally, April 15th is Tax Day in the U.S., but the deadline was extended to Monday this year. (Tuesday, if you’re from Massachusetts or Maine.)
To celebrate not having to render unto Caesar on this Friday, we’ve decided to give away a complete fly-fishing package to one lucky winner. So even if you do have to cut a huge check to Uncle Sam next week, you can look forward to possibly winning these great fly-fishing tools:
- A 9-foot 5-weight Recon Fly Rod Outfit, which includes a Hydros SL III reel and an Access weight-forward fly line.
- 5 two-packs of our NEW SuperStrong Plus Leaders
- One pair of Encounter Waders
- One pair of Clearwater Wading Boots
- A Safe Passage Sling Pack
- A drirelease Pullover Hoodie
- A Retro Orvis Ballcap
Just add water and some flies, and you are ready to roll!
All you have to do to enter is sign up for our email list using the widget below. (Use the widget to enter even if you already get our emails.) The tell us in the comment section where you would use your new gear first!
The contest runs through Friday, April 29th, and one winner will be chosen at random.
The contest is now closed.
Click here for the full contest rules. The sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the USA who are 18 or older. (We apologize to our readers in Canada and overseas; please trust us when we say that there are complex legal issues involved.)
898 thoughts on “Enter to Win a Complete Fly-Fishing Package in Our Second Annual Tax Day Giveaway!”
I would use it for this summers trip to the boulders!
Id use this gear on the Blackfoot river here in MT!
After 15 years of fly fishing, my wife will be flying in for the first time to share the experience of trout fishing in West Yellowstone, Montana. It will be either be the best decision of my life, or the worst. I would use to the gear to get her properly outfitted.
I would keep a few pieces and use them tri-state but “share the wealth” with friends who want to learn to fly fish.
I’d use it here in Minnesota! Looking forward to chasing some big Browns.
Exploration of backwoods Brook trout streams in Northeastern/ Central PA!
Upper raritan in nj and the Adirondacks all summer
Yeah! I’d also start my fishing avocation here in MT!!!
I would use it for my trip to Montana this summer.
I would use my new gear on Spring Creek!
Driftless in Minnesota for me.
about to start an extended work assignment in Northern California… maiden voyage for this gear would be a weekend exploration of the Sierras (hopefully, first of many)
I would use my gear at spring creek
I would use it in my backyard pond in Flordia!
Northern Michigan around the AuSable corridor, or perhaps on this summer’s Wyoming, Montana, Idaho trip.
I would share the Gear to fish the Farmington River and Housatonic while fishing with Family.
Would love to break all this awesome gear in in Western North Carolina, in the beautiful southern Appalachians.
I would share the gear with my fishing buddies and would use it on the Toccoa River in North Georgia.
The weber river in Morgan, Utah
My first trip would be to the Deschutes River in Oregon.
McKenzie River, Lane County, Oregon
i’d use it for trips to a local stocked trout pond. In Ma. Jamaica pond. Good flyfishing
This is a really nice prize package. Someone will get some great products to help catch some fish.
Island park Idaho
I would use it first on the Provo River. I miss home!
Wow. What a dream for me. I’ve been using a rod I found with an older Orvis reel. What a sweat giveaway for some lucky person.
I would use it on the South Santiam in Oregon!
I would use it all over the PNW catching trout in all the streams and then take it guiding in bristol bay this alaska and let my clients catch some giant char and bows
All across utah, the wasatch, and Uintah mountains.
I’d use my new gear first on the Chattahoochee.
I’d use the gear on my honeymoon in Montana later this year!
I’d use the new gear on the branches of the Delaware.
Catch a cooler full of suckers in Oconto, WI, and then a cooler full of white bass in Fremont, WI. Put this rod thru the paces, we’ll see if it’ll hold up.
I’d use the gear here in WNY and in the Adirondacks mostly.
I would be using gear in the GSMNP and in the Western NC Streams
West Branch, Ausable River!
I’d use the new gear as soon as it shipped at my nearest stream. No point in waiting for a special date/time/location.
Definitely break it all in on the Sevier River in Utah.
I’d use it for my first fishing trip out West!
I would use them first on the tailwaters of the clinch river in East Tennessee with my wife
Here in East Tennessee on the Clinch river!
I would use it in the Smokies!
I would use my new gear on the Farmington and Beaverkill!
This equipment would be awesome to use to teach my friends the sport of fly fishing and take them with me on fishing trips.
The Crooked River in beautiful Central Oregon.
I would use it on a trip to Montana to tackle the Madison River.
Ninigret Pond, southern RI for the worm hatch!!
I would use this all year. Especially this summer here in ga and my trip to Idaho on the snake.
I would use it for fly fishing all around Pennsylvania this year and many more I’m sure.
on a trip to grand lake stream in maine
I would use it in the great smokey mountains national park.
If I win, I’ll take a bunch of friends floating down the Henry’s Fork of the Snake, supply all the beer and BBQ they could want and throw the rest of my tax return towards a TU lifetime membership!
Im transferring from my school in southern California to a school central Maine in june, and I would use this gear to target landlocked salmon and wild brookies!! As well as golden trout and rainbows, in the eastern sierra on my two week journey back east.
we have a great place , Quabbin Resevoir
Paint creek rochester mich
I would use the gear on a trip to Colorado this July, and could definitely use better waders that don’t leak. Blue River, cheesman canyon and maybe the Taylor. I encourage people to sign up for this contest as I’ve had experience with the Orvis recon and it’s an excellent rod.
I would use it rightaway, even if the weather forces me inside!
The goldfish would be a Nice target in its bowl 😉
But seriously, FenceCreek will be the place to be (Hekslootpolder in Dutch 🙂 )
I would use it in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin and Minnesota!
I would use it to provide my clients with extra gear should they forget or just want to try something different!
My husband would use this in Lincoln NH. My husband and his brothers family motorcycle group ride up north to different spots with the main focus of fishing at each spot 🙂 This would be great!
I would use it around Shenandoah National Park. Anything I could not use, I would donate to Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters.
I’d take it with me to Alaska in June
dog river right here in VT!
I think the Deschutes would be a fine place to break in this package.
If (when) I win, I will break the new equipment with a trip to Vermont. Be ready for my stop at flagship store to get recommendations first.
I would use this in North Carolina! We are on the coast but I’m hoping to take the hubby on a Mtn trip soon. This way I won’t have to share with him! This could very well save our marriage 😉 Needless to say the 5wt would see a lot of action.
I would use it on the home stream right beside my house.
Hi would use this new fly fishing gear here in Alberta, my new home. Since I moved away from France two years ago, I’ve been exploring a little bit the rivers around but this year is going to be the year of real exploration!
I’ve been a real fan of Orvis Fly fishing rods and gear from quiet some time now, I have no doubt that this gear will take me all the way up to the next level of fly fishing!!!
Thank you for putting this contest online.
Beaverkill River, NY
I’d use the gear at all of my favorite lakes, rivers and creeks in the Lake Tahoe area.
Probably spring time smallmouth on the James or New.
Blackfoot River or Lower Clark Fork
Would be using in Western NC (Davidson River) as well as our 2016 Montana trip. Thanks for the opportunity!
the Breeches in Pennsylvania. wooohoo.
I’d warm things up in south central PA before putting it through its paces on my trip to UT, WY, & MT this summer hopefully getting my cuttslam certificates for WY and UT.
I’d use it to catch trout all over Wyoming.
I expect the Neversink River in NY.
I would love to break in this new gear on my annual spring fishing weekend on the South Branch Root River in the beautiful Driftless Area of SE Minnesota.
As a youth pastor who works with high schoolers, I would love to have an extra set-up to take kids fly-fishing with me and get them to fall in love with the great outdoors more than Netflix and Facebook. It’s not so much where I would use the gear, but with who; we would use the set-up in the Holy Waters of Northern Michigan on the Au Sable River!
I would use the gear at stagecoach tail waters!
The secret river in my town where I caught my first native brookie. the spot I’ll never tell a soul about
I would use it on either the upper Manistee or Ausable on opening day it arrives before! After that the possibilities are endless up here in MI.
I would use the new gear on an outing up in Pittsburg NH during the salmon run!!!
I would use it on my trip to Blue Ridge this summer.
Definitely at the community ponds.
I would take this straight to my homewaters, north platte river, Wyoming
I would use it on a June trip to the Bitteroot valley, in Montana, following Salmonflies up the west fork.
western MD for sure!
Throwing big flies to Upper Peninsula pike!
I would use everything in the package everywhere I could. New York has great waters.
Would definitely break these in on my home waters in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula!
I would head straight to the Adirondacks!!
I would use the gear in North Georgia while searching for those palomino trout I keep seeing photos of!
I’d use it on the AuSable on opening day here in Michigan.
Would plan a trip out west to try out may new gear.
I would use it on the beautiful Deschutes River in Central Oregon!
I’d use it to chase native cutties in the Gros Ventre wilderness here in WY
First cast would be on the Yellow Breeches.
I would use it on the Pigeon River in Northern Michigan! And hopefully get some Brookies!
I would use on the Gunnison River
I would use it on my trip to Lees Ferry next month!
Scotia River, just down the street from where I live:)
I would fish the Black River in Cavendish, Vt
The Upper Sacramento River in CA
I’d use it to stick beautiful greenbacks in Rocky Mountain National Park.
I would start by hitting up the Cohocton and Genesee Rivers here in WNY, then Eastern Tennessee here I come.
I would use it on the Davidson River
I would schedule some prime time with Ellensburg Angler on the Yakima River in Central Washington State!
I would use it in New England, mostly Maine, New Hapshire, and Vermont. But, I would also take it with me to Texas and my old home waters in the Hill Country.
Skinny water pike and flood carp. Close quarters combat.
I would break this in on our annual pilgrimage to the Letort Spring Creek and Yellow Breeches!
i would get A LOT of use out of this on the Hiawassee River in Reliance Tennessee!
On a trout stream, in western pa
Probably use it to help outfit the love of my life. so then we could fish together here in wonderful ohio!
I would use it for carp in my local waters in North Texas.
Provo River, Utah. Great place for browns and bows. Maybe a cuttyrainbrown if I am lucky. It would also help in getting the newly announced Utah Cutthroat slam.
I would use it on my summer trip to the Eastern Sierra
I’d use it first at one of the Rim streams here in AZ.
A great outfit for use on the “Holy Waters” of the AuSable River here in Michigan.
Hunting new ponds and blue lines in new england
I am taking my 12 year old son on a remote fishing trip to Canada the first week of June.
I would use it in IN for the white bass run
I would be headed for the Driftless first chance I had.
I would use it going after Browns on the Chauga in South Carolina and Brookies on the Paint Creek in Tennessee!
I would use this gear on the Ohywee river in Oregon.
I would use the equipment to replace some older models and to prove a point to my fishing buddies about mid level quality.
Looks perfect for spring creeks in Montana!
I can’t think of much of a better place here in Colorado than the dream stream to try it out!
My front room then Rock Creek, MT.
I would give it all to my wife for Mother’s Day!
I would outfit my daughter and take her into the Wyoming Range for some wild cutthroat action. Get her hooked on the “Tug”.
Be nice to get something in tax day
Using this get up for the Indian Peaks Wilderness in the Colorado back country!
Planning on a trip to Valle Vidal,NM this summer. So all of this gear would help.
I would take this brand new package with me to Colorado in July as I have a fly fishing trip planned with a good friend of mine. This will be our 3rd consecutive 4th of Ju-Fly camping/fishing trip (first time in CO as he moved there earlier this year) and we plan on fishing from Boulder down to CO Springs and back towards Denver before I depart back home (July 1-6, water TBD). Cannot wait and this package would make it that much better!!
two weeks in Montana, here we go!!
I’d use it chasing some snook, and anything else I can find, in the canals of Siesta Key this summer.
Provo river brown baby!
I would use in East Gallatin River.
Would use this everywhere from catching pan fish, bass, and striper in the river to catching trout in the lakes and streams.
Wood River RI
I’d use that Recon outfit on one of Tom’s secret spots.
Green River in Dutch John, UT!!!
Rocky Mountain National Park or Williams Fork
I would us it all for fly fishing the Green River in Wyoming.
I would head straight up to the San Juan river to catch some monster Brown’s!
I would use this gear to road trip the northwest, with my father, in search of hungry trout! We share the same passion and it would be incredible to put him on a new room.
I’d use the gear for my upcoming trip to Richmond, VA – the smallmouth’s are waiting!
The riverS of Massachusetts.
I would use the gear here at all of southeast Michigan!
Little River Canyon, Alabama
South Fork of The Boise river
Root River, MN
I would use it all in eastern PA
The Elk River in WV.
Eastern Sierras for sure. Kern perhaps.
I would use the gear to explore my new home in SE Alaska, catching dollys, salmon and maybe even some steelhead!
Southeast Idaho’s SF and HF, and Wyoming’s Snake.
I’d break it in on the Shenandoah River.
YNP and RMNP baby!
In the river, duh.
First place, local urban stream. Then the sky’s the limit
I’d use it on the Arkansas and South Platte on my September Colorado trip.
on the river
Having just had back surgery on a ruptured disc this would be awesome to use in 6 weeks when I am released to activities and I would head right to the tailwaters of South Holston River in Tennessee!
Westen rivers of Montana
Western rivers of Montana
If I win, I would be using this gear to fish the Henry’s fork in Idaho. Thanks for the chance Orvis
My cousin and I are planning a trip to Armstrong Spring Creek in Montana in Paradise Valley next spring. This would be perfect
South Holston and Watauga Rivers in East TN
Conejos River, CO
First place i would use this in the Big Green River!!!
All over Montana Wyoming Idaho! Catching bows and cutties all day!
Exploring new waters in ME this summer!
I would use the gear on the Au Sable River, MI.
Everywhere there is the potential to catch a trout!
Fishing middle Provo & Webber rivers when we visit my sister-in-law in Salt Lake City.
Shavers Fork in WV
I would take the new outfit fishing for trout, bass, and pike on the Pike river in Northern Wisconsin. Also, my birthday is on tax day!
I’ve been dying to have a whole weekend on the Tuckasegee here in NC this would be perfect for that
I’d use it to explore the trout streams and beauty of Central PA with my wife and daughter!
I’d use it on a trip to one of my secret spots that I would never post here!
I would use them for browns on the spring creeks of central PA.
carpin in ohio
I would love to take my new gear on trip to the Rio Grande river both the C.O. side and the N.M. side Doesn’t that sound awesome!!!
I would use this gear right here at home on the fingerlakes tribs, central NY.
I would use it on the south branch of Potomac river in Smoke Hole, WV
I would use this in the Yakima river in Washington state
I’ll be the first (and probably the only) one to say it, but I would look pretty dapper out on the Farmington River and Salmon River in that new kit!
On the Rappahannock
On the the little river in Tennessee
That’s enough gear to justify a Patagonian vacation! But if not my native Maine waters will do.
Use the gear in the waters of the South East…
Backpacking through high elevation drainage systems in the Cascades.
I would use it on the south platte in deckers
I would use the gear to get back into fly fishing. I’ve recently had a couple surgeries done and I’m finally getting the strength back to do what I loved to do Fly Fish.
First trip to WY to fish the Miracle Mile!
I would use it on my first trip to Wyoming to fish the miracle mile!!
I would use it to introduce my son into this sport in Michigan
I would use it in the local ponds and strip pits that I drive by on my way too and from work.
Western NC wild brookies.
I would use it to after some if Browns on penns creek here in PA
South Fork and Henry’s Fork in Idaho
Sorry, too many typos in the last comment. It was supposed to read: I would use it to go after big Browns on Penns Creek here in PA.
All over the thin blue lines above the 45th parallel in the Great Lake State…
Perfect for some local CO streams!
youghiogheny river in Pennsylvania
Deschutes River, Oregon
Living in the desert makes it challenging but I would use it wherever there is water that contains fish… And whenever I am able to get away.
South Platte River outside of Denver as soon as you send it to me….
I would use it on my local creeks throwing poppers for smallmouth all summer long!
THAT RECON I GOTTA HAVE IT
I use it on the white river in Arkansas
Any water I see…
I’d use it all up and down the Sacramento River in California.
All up and down the Deschutes
Fontelle creek in WY
i`d use it on the androscoggin river in errol, NH for the alderfly hatch late spring.
I would use this setup fishing the North Fork River in MO!
I’d take it to the middle fork of the Snoqualimie. One of my favorite places to fish.
I plan to use the outfit on the Yellowstone River in WY.
I’d use the outfit on the Upper Connecticut River in New Hampshire!
I’d use it on the Beaverkill, Catskill mountain lakes, the Gulf Coast marsh, and/or first fishy water I came to!
Madison River Mt
I would use the rod as a “Teaching/Friend” rod. I have recently moved and I’m the only fly fisherman in the area. I’ve turned a bunch of people onto fly fishing by letting them barrow my Clearwater and Access rods as I guide them through casting and catching fish. I guess I’m a free fly fishing guide/instructor. I think I’ve personally sold 4 or 5 encounter outfits. But I’d use a lot of this stuff to take others fishing and expand the sport.
The dry release hoodie is mine though. Size XL thanks
I’d want to take my gear down to the Guadalupe River!
I would tour the waters of Wyoming targeting big trout!
I would take the new gear to sand creek in the black hills.
I’d hit the South River in Waynesboro, VA.
Little Sugar Creek Charlotte
I would use it on the Saucon Creek. I never catch any fish there
I would use this in Keeler Bay, Lake Champlain.
I would use this package on Ridley Creek! catching some big minnows!
Gotta get my wife outfitted so we can fish small streams on Wy’east.
I would use this in the pond behind my house
I would use it at Otter Creek Park in Kentucky.
I would use this outfit in the Driftless of NE Iowa.
Put it to use in the South Dakota Black Hills.
I would go to the White River in Arkansas!!!
So Im supposed to move to California this winter with my girlfriend,where she now lives, but she is going to come and stay with me this summer so I don’t miss the dry fly season here in Montana. This gear would be amazing to get her hooked on fly fishing, which I had already hoped to do, and possibly convince her to stay in Montana with me instead of us heading to California. Fly fishing has been a huge part of my life growing up here in Montana and it’s hard to leave what people around the world come here for, and I’m hoping with the help of your gear, and some of Montana’s magic, my girlfriend can learn to love fishing as much as I do.
Big Thompson river, CO
Would definitely put this to good use hunting trout in the Southern Appalachians
I’d take it to lake James to try some for some smallies.
I’d use it in some NoTellUm creeks in eastern Idaho, along with some of their more popular counterparts.
I would use it in the Cour d’alene river in beautiful northern idaho!
I would use it on Lehigh river and little schuylkill river in Pennsylvania. Love ORVIS rods and reels and all other gear. Keep up the good work.
I would use this gear to hunt wild browns in the Catskills!
I would use this gear to hunt wild browns with my friends in the Catskills!
I would use this gear to promote the orvis mission on the Delaware — catching browns and protecting our watershed!
Eagle river colorado honey hole!
I’d head for the Rose River in Madison County, Virginia.
On the front range in colorful colorado!!!!
I would donate the rod to one of the veterans of the local Project Healing Waters group. I already own a five weight, but I do need some new waders.
I would use it in Germany this summer
I will use all this gear on the Feather River in Northern California.
I fish the New Haven and Middlebury Rivers in VT
On the Crooked River in Oregon
I would use it on Lake Taneycomo in MO.
I would use this equipment for my trip to Montana this fall.
Straight river in Minnesota.
I’d use this stuff to fish in my bathtub!
Tahoe area, CA!
Definitely on my home waters, but just may make a trip to the White river in AR.
Millerton Lake, CA
My anniversary is in June, new gear how cool!!!
I would use the gear while volunteering at an upcoming Reel Recovery retreat on the Lower Mountain Fork, OK.
I would gladly advertise Orvis gear on Mossy Creek and the South River!
Good ol Green River,.. Wyoming.
I would head to the Chattooga
Definitely would chase some Rocky Mt Trout here on the Front Range
i would head to Buffalo Creek.
On the Deschutes for the Salmonfly hatch
On the Metolious river
I’d go back down to the South Branch of the Potomoc River at Seneca Rocks in WV, and fish gray weighted nymphs for big trout like I did with my best friend Cecil Jarvis so many years ago.He’s gone now, but the memory of him is not.
I would give my existing gear to my granddaughter to teach her and I would selfishly use the new.
Crooked River in Oregon!
Oconee River in Georgia for sure. The local blue line produces great sunfish big enough to put a bend in any 5-weight.
I’d head to the Texas Hill Country for some combined camping and fishing!
South Platte River Colorado!
I’m planning my first trip to Yellowstone National Park this summer and would love to have this gear packed in my truck for this once in a lifetime adventure….Orvis, you’re awesome!
Where wouldnt i use this? Probably the north fork of the cda or the st joe for starters.
I would use this gear on my trip to the Arkansas River in Colorado.
West Branch of the Ausable River in the Adirondack Mountains.
High Uintas chasing Bonneville Cutthroat.
The Kennebago River in ME.
I’d use it on the rogue river outside of Grand Rapids, MI
I would use the new gear on the Current river and Meremac river in Missouri to start with.
The Gunpowder River in Maryland.
Since I have enough gear for about 6 fly fishers, I will present this package to a dear friend of mine who has yet to experience fly fishing first-hand.
S. Fork of the Boise
Sucker, Knife and Lester Duluth, MN. Gear would go to my oldest son so he can begin enjoying this amazing sport.
California sierras. Heading there tomorrow.
On The Manistee River in Michigan, downstream of the CCC bridge, where else?!?!
I would use it to fish Penns Creek in PA during the green drake hatch
I would give give it to my wife who has been recovering from cancer.
This would be the perfect gear for bumming around in Allegheny National Forest this summer!
Nicolet National Forest
First place to use this new gear would have to be somewhere that it would be possible to catch a new species for the fly rod check list.
I’d use the outfit to catch the Wyoming Cuttslam in 2016
Driftless area in southwest wisconsin!
Little Truckee here I come!
Head to the Yakima
I’d give the waders and boots to my wife then we’d go spend a few days on Henry’s Fork
I would use this gear to fish all of the grate rivers and streams across Colorado!
I would use this gear to fish all of the great rivers and streams across Colorado!
I would take this set-up on the Jackson River in Virginia.
Wherever fish live, I’ll hunt them down with this gear, bring them to hand, and play them Rosenbauer’s pod casts.
I would use it on my vacation to Tennessee!
I would love to use this to continue to learn the craft of fly fishing
I would take it to the Yakima River
Upper Manistee river in Michigan
This would go straight to the legendary Bighorn River here in MT
I’d be packing up the gear and searching for a big brown on the South Holston River!
Cattaraugus Creek in NY
Millers River in Mass!
I got a summer job working at glacier national park. I would us this setup constantly there when I’m not working! Would be sick.
I’ve been trying to get down to West Virginia to explore some of their creeks — would probably make that a reality.
would like to have a new set up if I attend the Wulff school this year
I’d use it on the Chatooga!
I’d use my new gear for the first time on the Caney
all across the northeast. Swift river, Millers River, Farmington River etc.
The Snake River in Burley, ID
I would use it on my trip to the West Branch of the Delaware River with my son.
My mother has been wanting to get into fly-fishing for many years, this gear would be for her.
Probably in the back yard unless I quit my job.
Muskegon River, Michigan
Probably I would use all this on our CT rivers, the Farmington and the Housatonic, and enjoy every minute of it!
I’d use it fishing the Guadalupe.
First place I’d take this is hiking up to sycamore creek (Tellico river tributary) and See if I could find a few native southern strain book trout.
Upper Peninsula road trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
New England small streams. Someday the dream will come true 🙂
I will be using it on streams in the driftless in WI and MN!
I would us it in the Unitas.
I would us it on a trip to Yellowstone National Park. I have a trip planned for next year. I love the park and I’m dreaming of fishing it every day.
Fishing North Idaho freestones for cutthroats with my grandsons.
Michigan’s AuSable River.
North Georgia streams
Would use it to get my girlfriend to go fishing with me
At my club. We just stocked our pond and no one has tried the Recon series yet.
I would use the gear first to chase trout in the Mad River right here in SW Ohio.
I’d visit the Driftless area here in Wisconsin. Thanks for the opportunity!
I’d use the gear on the Little Red River in Arkansas.
My use will be in the Wisconsin driftless area.
I would use them in Arkansas where my Dad goes fishing!
Clear lake, California!! 🙂
I would love to take it on a fly fishing trip to Montana!!
Up to Northern California!
Yakima River in WA!
In the Smoky Mountains.
Id use this gear all summer in Alaska where ill be guiding at a fly in orvis endorsed lodge.
It would be Minnesota
I would show the boys what a girl can do this summer in the backcountry of Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska! YEEEEEEEHAAWWWWWWWW 🙂
I would use it on small rivers in the Idaho backcountry this summer.
I would use it on all the ozark mountain streams.
I would love to outfit my wife in proper gear for our annual trip to North Park Anglers in CO
I’d be in the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount
Park in Philadelphia in a heartbeat!!!!!
I would use it in the finger lakes
“Way down yonder on the chattahoochee…”
THIS WOULD BE A GIFT FOR OUR FISHERMAN SON FOR HIS UPCOMING 30TH BIRTHDAY. WAITING BY OUR MAILBOX FOR OUR WINNING NOTICE…… HEY WE CAN DREAM.. CANT WE???
I would definitely take my wife on that big Western trip we’ve been planning! Never a better time than with a bunch of great new gear.
I would use this in the Smokies!
I’d use this gear in Cheesman Canyon!
would go after some char in nova scotia!
I would use this on the Caney Fork river, and hopefully on an upcoming trip to the Smoky Mountains!
I’d use the gear in the everglades while trying to snag that big redfish!
For Hitting the fourth access of the powder river, WYO
I would use this wonderful equipment on the Farmington river here in CT
Batten Kill River in Arlington VT 🙂
I would gift this to my husband for Father’s Day. He loves to go Fly Fishing and it’s been a while! East TN Would be a beautiful place to go!
Deschutes, Yakima, anywhere in OR and WA. Also a road trip all across Montana this summer
Upper Delaware River, Pennsylvania
I would use this gear on the Caney Fork tailwater in Tennessee, then all over the state.
Upper Sacramento River!
I’d use this gear at Mohegan Lake Park
I’d have some fun on the Bow River in BC this fall!
Local driftless rivers in WI and MN.
Fishing in the Keys for bonefish!!
Since all I ever is work. I would have to take some time off and use an outfit like this.
Farmington River , Conn.
Up near Yosemite
I would use this gear @ the pond to pull on some bluegills.
I would use this on Southeast Minnesota trout streams!
A Great Day on The Water.
I would use it to chase speckled trout at Guana Lake in Ponte Vedra FL.
There are several rivers in the Adirondacks that would be great places to try it out.
I would use my new gear at the local campsite!
I would use this cool equipment at my fav watering hole!
Although it may not sound as exciting as some places mentioned here so far, the streams and rivers of my hometown In the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania offer plenty of excitement for the amateur fly fisherman I’m trying to become! Hopefully the right gear and some practice will take me to some world class destinations that so many have casted lines upon before me. Fish On!
Ponds for big, aggressive sunfish in North Texas.
On the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico, in mid May
I’d use the gear to land trophy sized Arctic Grayling in the land of the midnight sun!
I would take my new gear to the river and catch some trout.
The Flathead river in the Bob, Rock Creek, the Boulder River…I could go on, but all places I’ve dreamed of fishing ever since I started fly fishing 10 years ago.
I would put all the equipment together and put them on to sleep in the first night, after waking early I would be in the drift less area of Wisconsin to fish until I could no longer lift my arm to cast. After only one year into my desired lifetime of fly fishing, I have caught the bug. I tie at least 2-3 hours a day and am looking forward to the rivers and streams waking up with my feet in them. Life is good and after spending 12 years on a Submarine I truly know that being in the wild fishing is what he lords wants for me. God bless everyone and may your fishing be as productive as it is fun. Thank you!!!!
First place I’d be going is down to the local river where I spend most of my time anyway.
Farmy in ct
I would use this gear for fishing the Flathead River in Montana.
The Kern river this summer
I would use it on the Blue River in Oklahoma!
I would use this hiking and camping with my family and friends all over the sierra mountains and the Truckee river. Good quality equipment that you can beat from any other sporting goods store.
I would use this hiking and camping with my family and friends all over the sierra mountains and the Truckee river. Good quality equipment that you cant beat from any other sporting goods store.
I would give it to my husband for Father’s Day.
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I would use it in the river Linge (The Netherlands).
Super excited to be fishin in the mountains of central PA!
The Muskegon River in Michigan
I would put this to use in the Moose River area of the Adirondack’s & everywhere in NW PA!
To catch a record fish
I would use it, first to surprise my hubby and then plan a trip to the Roosevelt river a couple of hours away from my home. He is always begging to go! 🙂
There is a new creek being made available in KY that I would try it on.
I would like to fish a stream in the West that I could walk along the bank and fish to risers.
I would use this in the streams of Indiana chasing smallmouth bass.
I would use the gear on my fishing trip to Alaska that is coming up this summer.
thats tough… we just moved to AZ and still looking fr the closest good spots, may have to go visit the family in Utah haha
Little Pigeon River!
I would like to take this with me on my trip to MT later this year.
I will be using all this great new gear to go fly fishing on the beautiful White River in Arkansas! The brown trout are incredible there and the hospitality unprecedented.
My boyfriend is a major fisherman
I would use this package to fish in the delaware!
I would fish Battenkill with this package a long with my dad
This contest comes at a great time for me, I just broke the tip off my fly rod.
Use it fory annual trip to Ohio small streams
I would use it on a trip to Vermont.
Casting for trout in the driftless region of Iowa/Wisconsin.
I’d use it on the Bighorn river in MT!
Moving to the NH/VT border from coastal Maine, I’d use my new gear all over New England (and elsewhere should the chance arise)
Finger lakes and great Lakes tribs in upstate ny
I would use this new equipment with my Son, on the Green River in UT, Then go to the Fry in CO.
I would use the new equipment to fish the Gunpodwer River near my home then out to South Fork this summer.
I would use it for my trip to Craig at the beginning of May!
Heber Springs and the Little Red River in Arkansas with my husband
I would use the new fishing gear out on Lake Tahoe
I’d use this gear in the North GA mountains
I would use this gear at lake wilson in Oahu hawaii. I would also use it this summer in Ohio for a fishing trip while I’m home for my brothers wedding.
Eleven Mile Resevoir
I’d take it to the Ausable River in NY
The Wenatchee in Washington.
I’d love to use this gear on my honeymoon down in the mountains of North Carolina!
A super secret streams deep in the Driftless region!
I would use the gear at Bennett Springs, Missouri – a lovely place to chase rainbow trout.
I’d go fishing.
State college PA. So many good waters where my dad taught me to fish.
The waters of western NC and eastern TN
This looks amazing!
I am just getting into fly fishing, and a setup like this would be amazing!
I would definitely use it to explore CO and WY…
Otter Creek Meade county, KY
The waters around Austin, TX
I’d be able to use this equipment so I would be able to introduce my girlfriend to fly fishing with my encounter outfit that I have. we would both be able to get out and enjoy the love of being on the stream in south eastern PA
I’d get to try it all out on my trip to Colorado. Never used waders before!
Would love to upgrade my Orvis Encounter rod 🙂 – First place I would use the new gear on the Provo River.
lake piru california
I would put all this gear to work on the Truckee River!
wherever I must heed the call.
I use to fly fish when i was a little younger, I haven’t been able to afford it for awhile, but it sure would be nice to do it again.
I will use this to fish in Rapid Creek running through downtown Rapid City.
I would use it on some high mountain streams here in Utah
I would use this outfit on all of my favorite waters in NW PA and possibly some time on Moose River in the Adirondacks!
Smoky Mountain National Park
I would use it for brook trout on the streams of the North Shore on Lake Superior.
I would use it for brown trout fishing in South East Minnesota.
Heading to WY
Western Maryland trout streams.
8 wt Carp fishing lake erie
I would use this on my local pond
Heading to the White River and Crooked Creek at the end of May. Sure could put this gear to good use! Plus my current waders are in their death throws.
I would use this in the Poconos and Catskills.
I’d head to Shenandoah National Park to hunt for small brookies (not sure I’d need the waders for that trip).
I would use this on the Holy Waters of the Au Sable in Michigan.
I’m entering to win for my father-in-law who takes my son fly fishing with him to create great memories. He said he would go in Blue Mesa Reservoir (we live in Colorado, the best state for fly fishing he says!)
I would use it for creek fishing in Texas!
I would use mine at our state park when we go camping, just love to find a place that is great to fish at these parks!
I’d love to go to Montana!
Driftless region in Northeast Iowa.
Would use it to outfit my girlfriend and take her to every river in CO
Local Trout streams and bluegill ponds.
I would use this new gear for the many seasonal trips along the Great Lake tributaries and streams we have here in beautiful (Buffalo) Western New York!
Pull in some trout on the croton river in NY
Fishing the North Fork of the White river in Arkansas!
I would use it on my trip to fish for Brook trout in Labrador!
I would use any were there was fish
I would use my new gear to target SRC on the Washougal River in Clark and Skamania counties in Washington State!
I’d use the gear to take a buddy out on a Central Valley tailwater here in California. The location is not glamorous, but it’s productive.
In East TN – Watts Bar
High country between Vail & Steamboat Springs.
Truly, God’s Country.
Id use it on the Au Sable River in Northern Michigan!
Love to use it in Cedar Creek Lake
I would use it for streamer fishing in the Wisconsin Driftless area.
I fish Ohio, PA, Michigan, and New York mostly. I live in Ohio so it would be on one of our streams here first most likely, then PA.
I would track the trout of Wyoming in all the beautiful rivers the state has to offer.
Forks of the credit river in Caledon!
The New Fork River in Western Wyoming
CuttSlams in UT and WY…
I’d use this gear to chase trout on the Truckee river as soon as the flows come down.
chasing redbands on the Bruneau. Nine feet should be just enough to redirect rattlers(?).
Somewhere in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana on the South Fork of the Flathead
Delaware River overnight float trip this summer 🙂
I would give all this great gear to my amazing husband as a gift. He is an avid fisherman. He would probably use it first in Colorado lakes or in Missouri fishing with his Dad.
I would use it on Lake Norman!
I have 3 boys, would be great to outfit one of them and get him to go fishing with me! Too much electronics for the new generations these days, they need to get outdoors!
Just started fly fishing and caught my first fist the other day. It was only a little bluegill but it got me hooked. I’d use this gear to help me build on my skills
I would hit the best smallmouth spot in Virginia; confluence of the Rapidan and Rappahannock!
I would gift it to my oldest son for graduation
I would give all of these items to my young adult son who just started fly fishing but has no gear yet. I would take him on the lower Sacramento River nymhmg a few times before we tried some dry flies on the upper Sacramento River.
I would love to fish with this gear in my hometown in NH near the white mountains!
Au Sable river in Michigan. Probably my first stop would be the “Holy Waters” and then a trip to the North Branch of the same river.
My neighbors son would have some very cool new stuff instead of my old hand-me-downs
and you would have another lifetime Orvis fan.
… oh yeah, We chase rainbows on the Delaware.
I would use this gear all over PA> great giveaway
I would use this great gear to fly fish with my Daughter-in-law, Bri in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. We both love to fish and are just starting fly fishing.
At a small mountain river in Salzburg / Austria
Would use the gear to Outfit my Girlfriend so she could take up fly-fishing and spend more time together while on Vacation or free time.
shenendoah nat’l park
I would definitely use this out in the streams of PA! It would mean the world to me!
I would use it all over Colorado!
Live to Fish
Up north (Michigan) with my dad and sister…..Fly fishing is our thing 🙂
little Juniata river , spruce creek pa.
Lake Cumberland in Kentucky
I’m wrapping up my 20th year of service in the USAF and retiring this summer after I return from a 6 month deployment that I’m currently on. My family and I will be returning back to my home state of Wisconsin. If I were to win I would be taking the outfit on the same waters where I learned to fly fish nearly 30 years ago, the Kinnickinnic river with the oldest of my three sons. He is just turning 5 and loves fishing with his dad. Nothing would make me more proud than to teach him the beauty of fly fishing on the same river I developed my passion for being on the river slinging flies.
Trout fishing on Wisconsin rivers!!!
In all likelihood the FIRST use would likely be at the closest pond to my house, but longer trips to better Idaho waters would follow shortly.
I’d use it in the Sequoias near Three Rivers
Wade fishing in the White River, Arkansas
I would use the gear on the Arkansas river first, then many trips around Colorado to other rivers/streams.
I would use this to fish the North Georgia Mountains and the Blowing Rock North Carolina Area. It’s the most peaceful place I have ever been and it would be a dream come true to use this gear there!
Texas hill country and the Animas river in Durango, CO.
I’d use this in the mountains of PA
I’d use this to go fishing with my family in PA
I’d use this gear hitting up the driftless area. Best (only) trout action around (my area)! Maybe a little pond panfish action as well.
I would take my wife fly fishing in PA!
I would use it to fly fish in FL
I would go with my grandchildren up Logan Canyon to fish
Roaring Brook Stamford Vermont!
I’d definitely use it on the Arkansas River. It’s been too many years since I’ve been physically able to go there and I miss the river and the good people of Salida, CO.
A trip to Idaho would be just the ticket with my new gear.
I would love to have to plan a trip somewhere to use all my new gear!!
I’m moving to Colorado from Texas and cannot wait to get back into the sport. This would be a nice start to the new adventure!
North Ga and FL is where I would go
Caney fork here in Tennessee. Can’t wait to take my son out on the river and begin teaching him how to fish. He’s 8 months old, and we already play with the Orvis practice caster. He loves it.
Would use in Tahoe national Forest!
I would use this stuff in several places. I’d use it at the White River we’re me & my friends go every year. Little Piney Creek, & the pond next to my house. I’ve never fly fished before & recently grew a huge passion to want to learn how to fish this way.
Northern New Mexico
I would use this gear on the Little Elkhart river and in the Smoky Mountains.
I use my gear to get in the river and go find spinners that the assholes I go fishing with had lost.
I would use it to fish for Ohio bass in the summer
I would take my new gear out on the manistee on my family’s summer camping trips.
I would use my gear in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont!
I would give my gear to my son who works full time and takes college courses. He deserves a relaxing vacation and fishing is very relaxing
The lovely streams of PA!
Would you this setup to learn fly fishing with my oldest son on the gorgeous streams on Pennsylvania
Going for summer smallies on the still water river in Ohio
I would use it at a number of different places in my state of Ohio,
I would use this nice fishing package to the Diamond Lake in the beautiful state of Oregon where i live and fish me some nice Rainbow Trout ! Im a girl and yes i fish and love it ! It’s my way of relaxing and eating healthy !
I’ll use this awesome gear while fishing in the Snoqualmie valley!
I would use this gear at John Day in beautiful Oregon!
Little Truckee and Truckee rivers…now that we have some water. ;^)
I would give it to my husband for Father’s Day and I’m sure he would head to Tennessee to use it.
The Green Mountains of VT!
I think a road trip to Northern Quebec would be in order! So much untouched water to thrash such a great new outfit on.
Milwaukee River for Smallies and carp!
Not sure where it would get used because I’d give it all to a friend who wants to learn to fly fish. He could decide where to use it.
I would use it to fish the rivers and streams in Montana!!!!.
I would use it all around the Driftless region of Wisconsin!
Finally going to add a Golden Trout to my repertoire in the Sierras
Ringwood nj skyline lake
To the smoky mountain regions in north Carolina!
Across Minnesota! Whether chasing spring hatches in the driftless region, targeting feisty bluegills in the lakes around Minneapolis, or summer small mouth on the St. Croix. This Orvis gear package would see lots of use from me.
Fish the great state of Vermont!
for native browns on the gunpowder river in Maryland
the tuckasagee river in NC!
summer fishing in the Boundary Waters
I would use it for some blanco river smallies!
First stop: Upper Madison
Cranberry backcountry in WV
Year round fishing on the Elk River in WV!
I would use it to chase some monster Browns on the Little Red and White Rivers in Arkansas. Which would be great cause I just got a hole in my waders and needing a new pair!
Kern or Owens!
I would use it in Colorado!
Metolius River, Central Oregon.
Crushing it in spearfish canyon!
Lake Michigan indiana
San Juan and Chama River, NM
Labrador, Canada salmon and trout!!!
I’d use them in da UP of Michigan, don’t you know. Say ya to da UP, eh.
I would use it all over my local town. I’ve heard of great opportunities for trout, bass and carp (carp on the fly is a goal I have this year).
I would use the gear in the Brazos River!
I’d use it to fish eastern Europe when we move there later this summer!
I’d take it all to explore some new Southern App. Brook Trout Streams!
I have a little lake by my house that I kayak fish on. Caught my first trout there yesterday on spinning gear so now I’m eager to go all in with fly gear.
I would use it in my next trip to Argentina’s Patagonia!
I would use the gear at the Potholes Reservoir, WA.
I would use it to supply my son with his own complete outfit so we can go fishing together – even more!
Looking foward to win!!! 🙂
Lake Monona, Madison, WI
Rapid River – Maine!
I really want to learn to fly fish. I have couple of quiet little lakes near me that would be perfect.
I would use this gear on the Trinity!
I’d use it to outfit my little from Big Brothers Big Sisters and take them to the Duck River in Tennessee to catch his first trout.
I will use this to fish the Crowsnest river in Alberta
Going to the closest, high muddy water I can to catch a tron.
I would use it on the Norfork Tailwater in AR!
I would use this great package of Orvis gear on the Bitterroot River in Montana to catch and release some big Cutties and Browns!
The day it arrived i would use it on the colorado river or blue river colorado
The water around our new place in Conesus NY.
Anywhere fish are biting in Rhode Island. Tight lines 🙂
I would use this gear at a few lakes and streams in the city that I live in.
On the Mad River in Ohio.
This is the ultimate set-up! I would take all this to some high alpine lakes in Southern Utah in search of brookies and grayling. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
First I would use it on the Baptism and Temperance Rivers on Superior National Forest in MN, then the Brunsweiler and Marengo Rivers on Chequamegon National Forest in WI, and finish up the summer with a trip back to the western Adirondacks in my home state of New York and the North Branch of the Moose River near Old Forge, where I learned to fish 51 summers ago. I have been drooling over the Recon rod since it came on the market!
Floating the Snake all summer in Wy.
Wading the Poudre River, CO all summer.
I have a trout lake 10 minutes from my house that I cannot wait to start fly fishing on. I don’t fly fish now but I really, really want to start.
I’d use mine somewhere in the Southcentral area of Alaska,
I will use it to fish for smallmouth bass in the New River of WV.
I would use it at Cherokee, NC. After finally being released to Fly Fish after 8 months of shoulder issues, this would be so exciting to be able to use!
I would use this gear to get my wife and kids on the river more
Cheesman Canyon on the South Platte River
Mad River, Ohio
On the Yampa and Arkansas in Colorado!
I would use it on the Truckee in Reno!
Chasing the ever elusive brown trout on the Arkansa River in Colorado.
I’d use it on the river in my backyard!
The Yakima with my daughter.
My favorite creek.
Chasing bass in AL!
From the Battenkill up to the Clyde!
I think of all the places I would take this fishing outfit and all the uses for it. But then I think that this fishing outfit would serve as a good. It could be donated to a organization like casting 4 a cure or C.A.S.T. for a kid foundation. I think that it would be put to good use that way. Learning and knowledge can be a power tool so what better way than with a premium outfit from orvis.
I would use it for some trailblazing wild trout fishing along the Lost Creek Cove in NC mountains.
Brodhead Creek, NE PA
I would be using this hear on Great Lakes tribs chasing Browns and Brookies
My backyard lake with my wife or kids.
I would use this in freshwater through the northeast
Wind rivers searching for gold
My home waters in the Black Hills of South Dakota!
Madison river Montana.
South fork snake River.
I would use it for fishing the New River through VA for smallmouth.
I would use this awesome setup to fish the Henry’s fork! Thanks guys!
I would fish silver creek!!
I would fish the limestone creeks of Pennsylvania.
i’d use this for a local stocked pond. in Ma, called Jamaica pond. Great fishing for trout.
Tight lines on the Owyhee.
I would use this gear to give to friends and others who love to fish but don’t have the means to get new gear.
I would use this gear to give to friends and others who love to fish but don’t have the means to buy gear.
I would use it on the upper kings river in california.
I would use this on the Rio Grande in Creede, CO
I’d hit the Red for trout. But we have small mouth and pan fish everywhere here that this would be great for.
Been looking to get back outdoors for quite some time. This giveaway would be the perfect way to break my excuses and get me back outdoors.
This gear would be used primarily two places… the gorgeous PNW were I’m moving to and back home in Missouri out with some relatives.